Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy Asian horror again, yet another import is being Americanized — Ahn Byeong-ki’s competent little spooker Phone (review). Will it ever end?
Screen Daily broke the news tonight that Seoul-based sales agent Mirovision has announced that it is teaming with LA-based Imprint Entertainment to co-produce a US remake of the 2002 Korean horror film with the original’s director once again at the helm. Well, at least there’s that, right? At the very least it’ll be interesting to see Byeong-ki give it another go.
Phone tells the tale of a reporter who is forced to change her phone number after publishing a controversial article and receiving death threats. But when a friend’s daughter answers the new phone and exhibits increasingly bizarre behavior, the reporter begins to investigate a mysterious string of deaths that have haunted her phone number’s previous owners.
Check out the trailer for the original below and look for more on this one soon.
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